This week on the show: DC shakes things up again, a rabbit with a sword, and a poll of the week, that literally dials in. Plus, your comments![podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp376.mp3[/podcast]
Show Notes after the Jump!
Amazing Spider-Man #677
Writer: Mark Waid
Pencillers: Emma Rios
Colorist: Javier Rodriguez
Letterer: Joe Caramanga
Editor: Stephn Wacker
Cover Price: $3.99
Spider-Man and Daredevil team up – Part One! – When Black Cat is arrested, Matt Murdock is the only lawyer who will touch her (her case… we mean). – The next great love triangle of the Marvel Universe begins!
Political Power: Mitt Romney
Writer: Marc Shapiro
Artist: Jed Mickle and Chris Hall
Mitt Romney is smart, principled and he knows how to crunch numbers which is why the Republican party sees him as the Great White Hope in the 2012 presidential election. How Mitt Romney got to frontrunner status on the political right is the subject of Bluewater Productions “Political Power: Mitt Romney”. Smart is sexy.
Battle Scars #3
Writer: Cullen Bunn, Matt Fraction, Christopher Yost
Pencils: Scot Eaton
Cover Price: $2.99
Deadpool joins the hunt for Marcus Johnson while the greatest secret in the Marvel Universe begins to unravel. Plus, Taskmaster knows more than he’s saying–and Marcus Johnson wants answers!
Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
Over the years, there have been a number of heroes who have received their powers through some magical device. Few have had devices that actually allowed them have multiple powers, or even completely different powers depending on the situation. Which bring us to Ben Tennyson and Robby Reed. Both heroes, both with gizmos that allow them to literally dial in the hero/power they want.
Two kids. Two devices. One championship belt.
DIAL H FOR HERO
Dial H for Hero is a comic book feature published by DC Comics about a mysterious dial that enables an ordinary person to become a superhero for a short time, by selecting the letters H-E-R-O in order. Each time it is used, the dial causes its possessor to become a superhero with a different name, costume, and powers. These superheroes are usually new, but on one occasion the dial caused its user to become a duplicate of an existing superhero, Plastic Man. Some versions of the dial contain additional letters, allowing other kinds of transformations.
The franchise is about a boy who acquires a watch-like alien device called the Omnitrix (later the Ultimatrix) attached to his wrist that allows him to turn into alien creatures. In April 2008, Ben 10 (the original television series) was succeeded by Ben 10: Alien Force, which itself was succeeded in April 2010 by Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.
Usagi Yojimbo Book 6 – Circles
Circles features the graphic-novel-length epic title story, in which Usagi returns to his native village only to find everything very different indeed. (The discovery that his mentor, whom he thought dead, is actually alive and kicking is only the first of the shocks that await him.) “Circles” is an epic adventure, a love story, and one of the most affecting Usagi stories ever. In addition to the 80-page “Circles,” this volume includes “The Bridge,” “The Duel,” and the hard-to-find “The Tangled Skein” from Critters #38. Jam-packed with lethal sword battles alternating with humor, horror, suspense and slapstick, this beautifully crafted and exciting volume (with an introduction by Jeff Smith creator of Bone) is both an excellent starting point for new readers, and an absolute necessity for Usagi completists. Black-and-white comics throughout.
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